Did you know Sylvester Stallone, Brad Pitt and Clint Eastwood got their start in the world of background acting? And oh yeah... How could I possibly forget that other upcoming superstar? You know... Evan Spaulding? Lol!
One way to earn while you learn is to become a Background actor (Extra)! I actually hate the word "Extra." It makes you sound like a prop or piece of furniture. The role of the Background actor is important! Without it... most productions wouldn't look or feel authentic. (Well... before CGI was created)
It's not a glamorous lifestyle or anything and it probably won't shoot you directly into stardom. But... There are some perks!
Here are some of the pros and cons according to my experience! Yours might be a little different!
#TuesdayTVTips Many have the desire to host their own television show, but not everyone gets the opportunity to fulfill that dream. I was blessed with the opportunity to do so when MTV hired me to be the Host of MTV's Grossbusters. #TuesdayTVTips is my opportunity to pay it forward. You can expect advice from my personal experiences and my research of other tv greats to help push you forward on your journey in entertainment.